Homeland Security Chief: To Attack Our Monuments Is To Attack America ~ VIDEO

Opinion: U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityActing Secretary Chad Wolf Op-Ed

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Homeland Security Chief: To Attack Our Monuments Is To Attack America: George Washington Statue iStock-TonyBaggett

USA –  -(AmmoLand.com)- This weekend, we celebrate the birth of the greatest enterprise in the history of mankind, the United States of America, and our ancestors’ brave decision to fight for their freedom from British oppression. That fight was led by George Washington, but sadly, the mobs of violent protestors who recently debased statues of our first president and founding father despise him and the nation he built.

The Fourth of July observes one of the most seismic shifts in human history. Before the Declaration of Independence, mankind was divided into nations by ethnicities and tribes. The Founding Fathers gave birth to a new type of nation.

As G.K. Chesterton wrote, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed… It enunciates that all men are equal in their claim to justice, that governments exist to give them that justice, and that their authority is for that reason just.”

The miracle of the American experiment was not the result of a natural sequence of events. An exceptionally virtuous and educated cadre of statesmen broke away from the politics of millennia and created something new. Only by this political miracle do Americans enjoy our freedoms.

It is on the virtue and sacrifice of the founding fathers and the numerous men and women who carry on their legacy that America is still free today.

It should be no surprise that George Washington receives such a special vitriol from the lawless mobs, as he was the paradigm of our founding fathers. Under Washington, the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were realized. He mobilized volunteers to enforce our rights against the world’s preeminent superpower. His soldiers and ragtag militiamen routed a king’s army and navy.

Yet, when Washington’s power reached its maximum, he gifted it away. By the time Washington became president, this was the least impressive item on his résumé. But even in that endeavor, he set the gold standard for statesmanship. Washington again voluntarily relinquished his power after two terms in office, inaugurating a foundational democratic principle that has lasted centuries.

To this day, American citizenship remains the most valuable privilege anyone can possess. American citizens enjoy protection under the rule of law and the right to live in a society where anyone can pursue the American Dream—brought to you in part by Washington himself. As just a small tribute to his immeasurable contribution to the nation and the world, our capital and the tallest structure in it are named for him.

However, his role in shaping this country is precisely the reason so many hate him and want to expunge our cities of this champion of liberty. In Portland, Oregon, a violent mob recently draped an American flag over the face of a George Washington statue, toppled it, and set it on fire. No American should loathe the man who ended monarchy. No “de-colonizer” should diminish the first—and most successful—revolution against colonialism.

The violent mob is not worthy of even polishing Washington’s statue, let alone desecrating it. But they don’t stop there. In a bizarre turn of events, they have also vandalized statues memorializing abolitionists, Union soldiers, and Ulysses S. Grant.

They even threaten a 19th-century statue of Abraham Lincoln that was dedicated by abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass and financed by donations from freed slaves. These heroes ended slavery and knew racial oppression more intimately than modern-day rioters do. Their only crime is not submitting to the standards of the woke mob sometimes more than 100 years after their time.

In contrast to peaceful protestors exercising their First Amendment rights, violent protestors defiling statues are no better than the looters and rioters who ransacked hundreds of small businesses, many of which are owned by minorities, across the country under the guise of racial justice protests. But the symbolic destruction of monuments benefits nobody and only robs future generations of Americans of the ability to pay their respects to our country’s great leaders.

When we wash away history, we wash away inquiry, and we wash away the truth. But it is truth, transparency, and debate that increase our understanding of what is right. Good people must not stoop to the mob.

Some in the mob worship a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. Lenin represents untold repression, ethnic cleansing, and the mass killings of millions of his countrymen. Let it stand as a testament to their self-contradictions and a memorial to the historical evil that Lenin and his modern-day successors represent.

And when someone tries to desecrate a statue of the guardians of America’s foundational principles, make no mistake: they attack America itself. Police must protect public property. Prosecutors must punish perpetrators. Politicians must neither placate nor patronize these pillagers.

Chad F. Wolf acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

President Trump has led a firm response to the lawlessness sweeping our nation. The Department of Homeland Security is following his lead in deploying special units to defend our national treasures from rioters. Rest assured, we will leverage every tool and authority in our arsenal to make sure these landmarks remain intact for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to learn from so they can carry on America’s great legacy.

Chad F. Wolf is the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.



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RJL
RJL
1 month ago

Liberalism is a mental Illness…

ElHalcon
ElHalcon
1 month ago

One Thing – Most of the people wanting to destroy the statues, erase the history of the Confederacy, and the founders of the country, need to step back and think, if it wasn’t for the people and the customs of their day, that most of them would not be alive over here. If they were alive they would be in Africa or some other country in that part of the world, maybe free, a slave to a tribe over there, or in Northern Africa.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
1 month ago

The Governors, State Attorney Generals and mayors and city councils are all responsible and must be held accountable for allowing this desecration to happen. Start with them.

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago

“An armed society is a polite society manners are good when one may have to backup his acts with his life.”
Robert A. Heinlein from
Beto d This Horizon 1942

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Sorry. Beyond This Horizon

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
1 month ago

Good to see people like you helping our nation through this.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

Take away our flag & history and we will have no pride. Stop teaching our children about our history and we will repeat it. Stop law and order and we will no longer have a country. Take away the second amendment, we will then become a slave state.

Shame on every Gun Owner who votes Democrat!

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Voting democrat is not a renewable activity.

Luv2shoot
Luv2shoot
1 month ago

You cannot change history by trying to erase it. If you erase history you are doomed to repeat it. Remembering history allows you to keep the good, refute the bad and not repeat it. Maybe it’s time to remove the statue of Lenin. Why/who put it up in the first place?

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago
Reply to  Luv2shoot

Amen, Luv2shoot. But maybe we should also keep the statue of Lenin to remind us what evil looks like.

USA
USA
1 month ago

“I was driving home today and saw this huge mural with the masonic symbol and it freaked me out. I just got back from the midwest, and I saw a handful of masonic symbols, street signs, and temples all in the same area of Missouri. Imagine my surprise when I go back to Seattle and I see the biggest sign of masonic arrogance right in the middle of the most artsy fartsy area of the supposedly liberal and freedom-loving Emerald City. Turns out the mural was part of a masonic temple/lodge that is in the middle of a shopping area,… Read more »

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USA
USA
1 month ago
Reply to  USA

“Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky were 31st-degree freemasons.”

https://excatholicsforchrist.com/freemasonry-illuminati-catholic-church/

Masonic Aluminati puppet masters play your ass’s on a global scale while you dumb ass’s protect them, Loooool.